Two people taken to hospital after being burned

1 week 5 days 5 hours ago Thursday, October 11 2018 Oct 11, 2018 Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:42:00 AM CDT October 11, 2018 in News
By: Jalyn Johnson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MEXICO - Two people ended up in the hospital with burn injuries after police said one of them poured gasoline on a fire.

The incident happened Wednesday night on Jackson Street, where according to police a man was near a fire pit and poured gasoline on the small fire. The flames travelled up the stream of gasoline and caught the man's clothing. He suffered significant burns to the majority of his body.

A 21-year-old Mexico woman was standing by and was also burned on one of her legs.

Both people were taken to University Hospital-Columbia.

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